St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

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St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney is one of a group of 'Five Parishes' (in our nine parish benefice) where ministry is led by our Team Vicar, the Revd Celia Cook (see 'Contact Us' tab above).

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Details of Forthcoming Events are on the page

We use a Common Worship order for Holy Communion.

An Historic Church

The present church was built between 1517 and 1525, and replaced an earlier Norman church. Restorations were carried out in 1870 and 1911. More information about the church and its monuments can be found on a guide leaflet available in the church.

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The Revd Celia Cook (Team Vicar)
The Vicarage
Malting Green Road
Layer de la Haye
Colchester CO2 0JJ
(01206) 738418

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Morning Prayer
Every first and third Sunday at 9:00 AM
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM
Common Worship
Grade 1 Listed Building Tower Wall paintings / art Guidebooks / notes Organ Church Open Visitor Parking Available

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Open during the day, every day.

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Clergy: The Revd Anne-Marie Louise RENSHAW
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6192
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: COLCHESTER (583)
Deanery: WITHAM (58311)
Benefice: Thurstable and Winstree (08/411BJ)
Parish Legal Name: Layer Marney (580452 8/452)
CofE Church Info: (608452 8/452)
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The current editor is: Richard Carr

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St Mary the Virgin : Roundbush Road, Follow the brown and white tourist signs to Layer Marney Tower. Continue past (not through) the entrance gates to the Tower. At the end of this road turn right and follow the private road to the church. Parking space in front of the church., Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9UR

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